Urban Meyer Watch Is On At USC Following Saturday’s Loss

first_imgurban meyer smiles after winning the rose bowlPASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer celebrates winning the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Urban Meyer has consistently said that he doesn’t know if he’ll coach again and I think I believe him when he says it. The former Ohio State head coach appears to be enjoying work as a TV analyst for FOX and he’s staying relatively busy working for the Buckeyes’ athletic department.At 55 years old, though, is Meyer really going to be happy staying away from the sideline for the next 20-plus years of his life?When people say they doubt it, I also believe them.Even Meyer has admitted, in an interview with cleveland.com, that it’s possible he could make a return. He misses the “fight” of coaching football. “I’ve been in a fight for 33 years, and now you’re not in that fight,” Meyer told Cleveland.com. “So how do you fulfill that fight? And I feel that every morning. Every morning. It’s all about a win and a loss for 33 years. I mean every day was. Not just you’re getting ready for a game. No, no, no, no.“You’re recruiting every day. You’re going against Alabama and Clemson every day, The Team Up North every day. Now you’re not. That’s the number one void, is you’re not in a fight.”It’s unlikely that Meyer will find that fight in anything else. So, the question is – will a good enough opportunity present itself to Meyer, like one did at Ohio State after he stepped away from Florida?Well, let’s check in on how things are going at USC…Winds of change starting to swirl for the USC Trojans? https://t.co/p5F9Daj2m1 pic.twitter.com/IeQObPo5Vw— 247Sports (@247Sports) September 16, 2019Clay Helton is on college football’s hottest seat following USC’s loss to BYU on Saturday. The Trojans’ head coach entered the year on the hot seat and it’s only gotten hotter following the departure of athletic director Lynn Swann and the loss to the Cougars.USC is one of the few college football jobs Meyer would probably consider coming back for. He’s already spending time in Los Angeles doing work for FOX (with two former USC stars in Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush). And the Trojans, despite being down for a while, possess what Meyer needs to make a run at College Football Playoff. The Pac-12 is winnable and Meyer can recruit the kind of players he needs to Southern California.Maybe it won’t happen, and maybe Meyer will stay retired for good, but few storylines in college football will get more attention over the next couple of months than USC’s potential pursuit of the three-time national champion.last_img

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